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10 Renovated Homes for Sale in Boston

Including in Back Bay, South Boston, and JP


It's Renovation Week all week here at Curbed Boston! As part of that, we're deep-diving into some of the choicest renovated residential properties on the market in Boston. These range from tony townhouses asking in the high seven figures to snugger condos asking under $800,000. The post-renovation looks are surprisingly similar: clean and contemporary seems to be the order of the day. No one went for baroque on these. Check 'em out to see what we mean.


↑ The 3,804-square-foot, 10-room triplex at 9 Arlington Street just off the Public Garden in ever-happening Back Bay just hit the market in late April for $8,499,999. The renovated spread, part of a townhouse dating from 1895, certainly looks like it's worth its hefty tag: There are four bedrooms and two full bathrooms; a walk-in closet with a marble-topped dressing island off the main bedroom, which also includes a gas fireplace; a mahogany-paneled library with a supremely perfect reading nook; and a private elevator to each floor, never mind a dumbwaiter to the two garaged parking spaces.

↑ The 3,981-square-foot townhouse at 185 West Brookline Street in the South End dates from the 1890s, but was renovated after its last sale in November 2015, when it traded for a lean $4,300,000. The 5-BR, 4-BA is up for grabs this go-round for $4,800,000; and comes with flourishes such as an eat-in kitchen; a mudroom at the street-level entry; double-parlor living rooms with two marble fireplaces; and (naturally) a 1,000-bottle wine cellar. A sizable roof deck crowns the whole affair, and there are also two parking spaces.

↑ The Federal-style townhouse at 23 Gray Street in the South End was renovated in 2013. That work left behind a sleeker, more contemporary work (though the property's bones date from the end of the Civil War). The 2,016-square-foot 4-BR, 3-BA is asking $2,495,000. And, oh, hat's off to the seller, brave enough to show a listing photo of a bedroom with Yankees wallpaper, including a life-size poster of Derek Jeter.

↑ Unit 1 at 123 West Newton Street (what's with all the South End renos?!) is a 1,903-square-foot triplex with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It was renovated after its last sale in April 2013 for $1,025,000. That work left behind granite countertops in the kitchen and marble in the bathroom (plus new appliances in the former). The whole shebang is asking $1,975,000 this go-round.

↑ The 2,170-square-foot loft that is Unit 2A at 134 Beach Street in the Leather District was redesigned and renovated in 2014. The spread is truly capacious and nearly seamless, which is probably why the listing touts the 2-BR, 3-BA as a "Soho-style loft," a reference to the industrial-spaces-turned-residences in that New York neighborhood. The chef's kitchen, in particular, is only two years old. Unit 2A is asking $1,627,500.

↑ The renovation of the floor-through Suite 3 at 43 Winter Street in downtown Boston left it with brand-new bathrooms in particular. The 1,435-square-foot 2-BR, 2-BA wants $1,195,000.

↑ The 1,248-square-foot, brick single-family at 38 Sheridan Street in Jamaica Plain last traded in June 2015 for $429,000, and was then thoroughly renovated. Left behind was a clean, contemporary space with modern everything. The going rate now is $929,000.

↑ This is a gut-renovation in Southie. The single-family at 104 F Street sold in August 2013 for $762,000. Work then started on making the 1,676-square-foot 3-BR, 2-BA more open and the look throughout cleaner. The detached house wants $889,000 now.

↑ Unit 2 at 642 East Third Street in Southie was a complete workover of an existing property. The resulting 1,362-square-foot open floorplan is oh-so-contemporary and sleek with nice touches such as built-in bookcases in the living room and a wine fridge built into the kitchen island. Unit 2 is asking $879,000.

↑ Unit 10 at 405 Marlborough Street is a garden-level 1-BR, 1.5-BA that was redone earlier this year. The 920-square-foot spread is asking $659,000 after a $40,000 price-cut about three weeks ago.